Learn how to use the Excel LEN function with syntax and examples.
The Microsoft Excel LEN function returns the length of the specified string.
The syntax for the Microsoft Excel LEN function is:
LEN( text )
text is the string to return the length for.
The LEN function can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Excel:
The LEN function can be used in Microsoft Excel as the following type of function:
Let's look at some Excel LEN function examples and explore how to use the LEN function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:
Based on the spreadsheet above, the following Excel LEN examples would return:
=LEN(A1) Result: 13 =LEN(A2) Result: 16 =LEN("Excel") Result: 5 =LEN("123") Result: 3 =LEN(123) Result: 3
The LEN function can also be used in VBA code in Microsoft Excel.
Let's look at some Excel LEN function examples and explore how to use the LEN function in Excel VBA code:
Dim LResult As Long LResult = Len ("www.techonthenet.com")
In this example, the variable called LResult would now contain the value 20.